Australian and US develop thermal storage tech

THE US and Australian governments have teamed up to test a commercial scale energy storage technology developed by the US Department of Energy and the Australian Solar Thermal Research Initiative (ASTRI).

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The technology converts sunlight into stored thermal energy by heating particles by well over 700C degrees - the thermal energy can then be used to power turbines.